APC warns on statements attributing actions to President-elect
THE All Progressives Congress (APC) has appealed to the media to clarify with the authentic officials of the party and the Buhari Campaign Organization any issue having to do with the actions of the President-elect in order to avoid presenting falsehood as facts.
In a statement in Abuja yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the party said the appeal becomes necessary following recent media reports on the actions which the President-elect will purportedly embark upon once he is sworn into office.
Meanwhile, the President-elect’s Media Team has announced that from May 29, 2015 the official nomenclature of the President-elect and Vice-President-elect would be ‘ Muhammadu Buhari, President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Federal Republic of Nigeria and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.’
In a statement signed by Garba Shehu for the Directorate of Media and Publicity , the team also unveiled the official portraits of Buhari and Osinbajo.
According to Lai Mohammed statement: ‘’various people have been quoted in the media on what the President-elect will do or will not do once he assumes office. The truth is that these people do not speak for the President-elect, hence
the need for the media to clarify such issues with the chairman of the party, its national publicity secretary or the spokesman of the Buhari Campaign Organization. These officials are always available to clarify issues,’’ it said.
APC said the ongoing transition is a delicate period that fifth columnists could capitalize on to cause disaffection or overheat the polity, hence the need for all stakeholders to be extra-cautious and to put the national interest above all other interests.
Meanwhile, the party has described as a mere fiction the ministerial lists currently being circulated, especially on the Social Media.
‘’Nigerians should disregard these lists and await the authentic list which will be communicated through the appropriate channels at the right time,’’ it said.